How to Motivate Children and Get Them to Accomplish More!
First, you must understand that each child is unique and what may motivate one child may not work at all on another child. One statement that clearly is true for all children - They need your love, attention, support, and encouragement to succeed. They need your guidance and will look at your life when making decisions about theirs! Your home has to be a place of stability, strong values, and of course a place where they can have fun!
What are some of the things I can do to help motivate my young child?
Ensure that the environment that they live in is stable and secure A home that is free of infighting, television that is kept to a minimum, and a place where reading is a priority will all help to set a tone in which a child can grow and prosper. What can I do to make a difference in my childs life?
1. Play with your children Take time to talk to them, not just to be there.
2. Be Creative Help them build things, draw pictures, and encourage them.
3. Demonstrate your Love Tell them regularly that you love them.
4. Set Standards It is important that you learn to say no. Children need to understand limits and the stability of understanding what the rules are.
5. Develop Goals Have your child write down some of activities they want to accomplish. Challenge them, but make the goals attainable.
6. Memories This is the time to give them memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy your time together.
7. Set aside time for the family to be together Dinnertime is a great place to enjoy family time. Talk and listen to what they have to say.
8. Be open and honest with them - This will help to insure that they are open and honest with you.
9. Teach them proper manners at a young age - Always say please and thank you.
10. Share with them stories about your childhood - Let then know you experienced a lot of the same things
11. Make sure they know how proud you are of them and their accomplishments - Your encouragement and support will let them know how much you care.
As they get older
12. Be involved in their lives Attend sporting events, have discussions with teachers, help with homework, Make sure they know you care about their future.
13. Reward them for their accomplishments Good Grades = More Privileges. Finishing household chores = later bedtime.
14. Demonstrate that you trust them Let them make some of their own mistakes and then offer your assistance.
15. Let them be themselves They are unique individuals.
16. Build on their strengths - Do not focus too much on their weaknesses. Stay positive!